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The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
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These guidelines provide advice on the management of medicines by Domiciliary Care Agencies, with the aim of promoting the safe and effective use of medicines and ensuring that suitable and high quality care is provided to service users. They will help agencies and the workers they employ to achieve compliance with the regulations and standards for medicines management.The guidelines cover the main aspects of the management of medicines, as detailed in the Domiciliary Care Agencies Minimum Standards (the minimum standards) and associated criteria, and include:• details of the requirements and minimum standards for medicines for domiciliary care agencies• levels of support to be provided to service users• roles and responsibilities• care plans• policies and procedures• training of staff and competency assessment• record keeping• storage of medicines• errors, incidents and audit
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA). (2009) Guidelines for the control and Administration of Medicines (Domiciliary Care Agencies) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/95687 [Accessed: 27th February 2017].
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